Originally Posted By: Virtual_StarI heard that being on that list doesn't limit those who committed rape, child molestation, or collect/distribute child porn.You are absolutely correct in that but it varies by state. In Oklahoma if a guy pulls over to the side of the road to take a leak and gets caught by the law he will be considered a sex offender regardless how much he is trying to conceal it.There was recently a case in Oklahoma with a guy who was peeing on the side of the road when a deputy came along. He was fined and put on the sex offender list and had to sell his home because it was within a mile, or whatever it is, of a school, park or other place where kids may congregate. The man also lost his job I believe. While he received public support, that didn't matter the law is the law and he still lost his house, his job and divorced his wife so she could retain custody of their kids without DHS oversite. It wrecked his life but it doesn't matter because we have to "think about the children."Mother for the Protection of Shitty Little Kids, or whatever the hell they're called, came out against changing the law under even these extreme circumstances. So it remains and will remain. Moral of the story, if you gotta piss, just piss your pants don't get out of the car to do it.
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